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Elliott Cappell is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Toronto. In this role he is leading the development of Toronto’s Resilience Strategy and the City’s participation in the global 100 Resilient Cities network.
A native Torontonian, Elliott also held various roles in the Government of Ontario and worked with Global Affairs Canada. He is passionate about adaptation, urban development, the environment, and wildlife.
Elliott has also worked in over 20 countries internationally, including in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a B.A. Honours from McGill University.
Amy Buitenhuis is a senior strategic policy consultant in the Chief Resilience Office and the policy lead for the creation of Toronto's Resilience Strategy. She recently joined the team after almost four years at the City and has lead major policy files related mostly to housing. Her most recent work includes regulating short-term rentals and improving the quality of apartment buildings through the creation of the RentSafeTO program.
Daniel Fusca has recently joined the Resilience Team from the City Planning Division, where he was Stakeholder Engagement Lead for five years. There, he managed the Division's Growing Conversations initiative to improve the planning process through better engagement. He was also the staff coordinator and Chair of the new Toronto Planning Review Panel, and led the development of the Division's Youth Engagement Strategy.
He is excited to join the Resilience Team, where he will focus on leading the Engagement Strategy, as well as managing the Neighbourhood Resilience projects.
Imara Ajani Rolston joins the team from the City's Urban Fellows program and is playing a leading role in community outreach efforts. Prior to ResilientTO he worked with the Shelter, Support, & Housing Administration Division to develop the early civic engagement strategy framework for the City's 10-Year Affordable Housing Strategy.
He has extensive experience in community development programming, both locally and internationally. He has worked in over 8 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and has worked as a frontline youth worker across the city of Toronto. He always aims to keep the connective tissue between large scale policymaking and community action, development, and organizing alive in the City's work.